Search Results: "Anna Pignataro"


BOOK REVIEW

AGATHA by Anna Pignataro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Though it's certainly well-meaning, it lacks the wit that brings such schoolroom dramas as Kevin Henkes' and Peter McCarty's alive. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals of all sorts, Agatha stands out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B IS FOR BEDTIME by Margaret Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"There are plenty of other bedtime stories that do not offer this potential confusion; seek them out for nighttime and save this for a brainteaser. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Babies and bedtime go hand in hand. Add an alphabet with cuddly illustrations on sturdy pages, and you have a book ready-made for lap sharing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR LOVE GROWS by Anna Pignataro
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Skip. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother's gently rhyming answer to her child's "when will I be big?" Read full book review >

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PRINCESS AND FAIRY by Anna Pignataro
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"All sweet and no spice provides a sugary overdose in this consumerist fantasy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Saccharine, sparkly and overwhelmingly pink, this selection seems calculatedly aimed at some of the retail industry's hottest market: little girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING THROUGH THE DAY by Margaret Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A gentle counting book that adds some higher numbers to children's repertoires. (Concept book. 3-6)"
A pink-cheeked, white tyke with a bob haircut counts through the day, from rising to bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUN by Natalie Jane Prior
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The board-book audience is unlikely to respond to the delicacy of either illustrations or text—a sad mismatch of form and content. (Ages 3-5)"
Lovely, subtle watercolors and a lyrical text are squashed into a board format that shortchanges both book and readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEGGY by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Here's hoping that Peggy has many more big adventures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A charmer of a chicken has a big adventure in this import from Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NELLY GNU AND DADDY TOO by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Here's hoping there will be more adventures with Nelly and her family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fans of the Llama Llama series can rejoice—best-selling author Dewdney is back with another one, this time featuring Nelly Gnu and her ever helpful daddy. Read full book review >

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LLAMA LLAMA AND THE BULLY GOAT by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"While children should not expect a Bully Goat to change his ways so quickly, this does provide them with some tools against bullying. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Llama Llama loves the fun things he gets to do at school, but will a Bully Goat ruin his day? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURPRISE IN THE MEADOW by Anna Vojtech
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Sweet but also nourishing. (Informational picture book. 2-7)"
A chipmunk watches a sunflower grow, from seed to seed dispersal. Read full book review >

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A NEW ARRIVAL by Anna Alter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Good friends and familiar situations will make readers feel at home in this second volume of the series. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The Sprout Street neighborhood is shaken up by the arrival of a new resident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNNY FACE by Anna Walker
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The delicacy of the bright gouache paintings skews this title to older toddlers, as babies are unlikely to note such details as the thieving dog, but for the right age child, it hits the spot. (Ages 18 mos.-3)"
Beginning with the entirely accurate premise that "[e]veryone can make a face," Walker then rings the changes on the different sorts of faces one might make. Read full book review >